What Happens if a Surrogate Miscarries?

How to Move Forward With Your Surrogate Journey

What happens if a surrogate miscarries? Learn how to move forward with your surrogate journey and how we’re always here to support you during this time.

Because of surrogate qualifications and thorough medical screening process, surrogate miscarriages are a rare occurrence. But as with any pregnancy, they can still occur.

Miscarriages are more common than you think, with approximately 10-25% of all pregnancies ending in one. Although it can seem like an impossible setback, know that this doesn’t mean the end of your surrogacy journey. We will be by your side to help you move forward and decide what to do next.

If you have questions about what happens if a surrogate miscarries, you can contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224.

What Happens if a Surrogate Miscarries?

Before the surrogate medical process, we’ll help you create a contract with the intended parents that addresses miscarriages. In this contract, you and the intended parents may agree to continue your surrogate journey or may choose to take a break from the process.

Whatever you decide, we will be there to support you during this incredibly difficult time. It’s common to feel like you’ve failed your intended parents. Know that this is completely untrue and a surrogate miscarriage is not your fault but instead, something you have no control over.

When you have a miscarriage as a surrogate, it won’t affect your ability to get pregnant again. You can continue this process when you feel physically and mentally ready.

Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

In the event of a surrogate miscarriage, you’ll be compensated up until the miscarriage occurs. When and if you decide to continue the process, the payments will resume once a pregnancy is confirmed. Our goal is to ensure that you’re fairly compensated and supported, regardless of the outcome.

We know that this can be a difficult time as you navigate a surrogate miscarriage. You should never feel guilty for wanting to get paid for your time as a surrogate. Intended parents know that the miscarriage is nobody’s fault and are prepared for the potential risks that are involved in the process.

How Often Do Surrogates Miscarry?

Surrogate miscarriages aren’t as common as they are with traditional pregnancies. Although it is rare, they do still happen. About 10% of surrogate pregnancies end in a miscarriage. This is because when you become a surrogate, you’ll need to meet a set of surrogate requirements and undergo a thorough screening process.

Our screening process ensures that you’re physically and emotionally prepared to safely deliver a baby for a hopeful couple. By adhering to the standards set by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, we make sure you have access to advanced medical care and monitoring throughout your surrogate pregnancy.

Coping with a Miscarriage

Facing a miscarriage during the surrogacy journey can be challenging. We understand the emotional toll it takes, and we’re here to help support you during this time. Here are some support resources that can help you when you’re experiencing a miscarriage:

Remember, healing is a personal journey, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Take the time you need, and reach out to these resources when you feel ready. Your surrogacy specialist can also provide you with local counseling referrals as well. Our goal is to help you navigate your emotions and provide you with the support you need during this difficult time.

We’re Here for You

Through our extensive medical screening process, rigorous health standards and ability to provide high-quality care, we aim to significantly reduce the risk of surrogate miscarriages. You should never blame yourself for something that’s beyond your control.

Feelings of guilt and blame are common, but it’s important to recognize that miscarriages aren’t the result of personal failure.  Miscarriages are unpredictable and the intended parents will be prepared for this scenario. If you’re worried about what they might think, remember that this is discussed well before the medical process begins.

Depending on the relationship you have with the intended parents, it could be helpful to lean on each other for support. We’re also always here, ready to connect you with the resources needed to navigate this challenging time.

We value your commitment to helping parents achieve their dreams of parenthood and are always here to stand by your side through every step of this journey, including the hard ones.

To learn more about how we can support you during your surrogate journey, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224.